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Pancreas and Liver Surgery Trials

Clinical Pancreatic Cancer Database
Aims: Capture, review, and compare medical information, including symptoms, treatments, and complications that people with pancreatic diseases have and store this information for future research studies done at NorthShore or with collaborating institutions.
Diagnosis: Any pancreatic disease
Principal Investigator: Mark S. Talamonti, MD
IRB Approval Number: EH08-197T
Sponsor: NorthShore University HealthSystem
Contact: Interested patients may contact Susan Jane Stocker, LPN, BLS, CCRP at 847.570.1322sstocker@northshore.org; or Gnathan Carpenter, RN at 847.570.2949gcarpenter@northshore.org
Open to Enrollment: Yes

The Pancreatic Sample Repository
Aims: Collect blood, pancreatic secretions and pancreatic tissue from patients undergoing surgery for pancreatic diseases, including cancer and store these samples in a repository for future studies done at NorthShore or at collaborating institutions.
Diagnosis: Any pancreatic disease (undergoing surgery)
Principal Investigator: Karen Kaul, MD
IRB Approval Number: EH02-186
Sponsor: NorthShore University HealthSystem
Contact: Interested patients may contact Susan Jane Stocker, LPN, BLS, CCRP at 847.570.1322sstocker@northshore.org; or Gnathan Carpenter, RN at 847.570.2949gcarpenter@northshore.org
Open to Enrollment: Yes

Comprehensive Assessments for Clinical Care and Surgical Management Among Individuals with Pancreatic Pathology
Aims:  The objective of this project is to better characterize the pre-operative measurement of sarcopenia to improve risk-stratification of older patients undergoing pancreatic cancer surgery.  The central hypothesis is that a combination of clinical, radiographic, and molecular measures of sarcopenia can best predict important clinical outcomes. 
Diagnosis:  Any pancreatic disease (undergoing pancreatic resection surgery or pancreas related chemotherapy)
Principal Investigator:  Mark S. Talamonti, MD
IRB Approval Number:  EH13-433
Contact:   Interested patients may contact Gnathan Carpenter, RN at 847.570.2949, gcarpenter@northshore.org or Susan Jane Stocker, LPN, BLS, CCRP at 847.570.1322, sstocker@northshore.org
Open to Enrollment: Yes